Mudcat Café message #1838702 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94811   Message #1838702
Posted By: number 6
19-Sep-06 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Subject: RE: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Good points Brakn .... yes, one can make a living and it would not be easy. As I mentioned above in this thread, here in the Maritimes the demographics are against you ... i.e. not the most densely populated area of Canada, therefore the number of decent paying gigs would not support you, the 'industry' is not here so to speak ... which in short means the demographics pretty well is against you .... unless you move to where the 'action' is .... so, in this case it is what are you willing to give up for being full time folk singer .... in the case of Brent Mason (mentioned above) and a couple of others I have talked to here in the Matiritimes they are happy being a part time folkie making a living doing a 'job' than packing up and leaveing the part of the country they love, where there soul is and where there is soul. In other words they can put a roof over their head, still play gigs, cut cd's and live in an environment which is much more rich than get on the yellow brick road in Toronto, and Vancouver.

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